More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
Lots of crossover showroom appeal, and lives up to it out on the road.
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.